January 2010


Splash of Color

You can transform the entire appearance of your home with the right interior paint colors. The key is knowing which interior paint colors are right for your home and in which interior paint color combinations. Instead of choosing safe and conventional interior paint colors, why not take the time to research new possibilities? Learn how to choose the right paint color combinations for your home’s interior.

First of all there are the questions about what kind of effect you want to achieve and what kind of impression you hope to make. Are you looking for something peaceful and harmonious or do you want to create a bold and bright impact? Do you want to fit in into a conservative, historical neighborhood, or do you live in an area where you have full scope to explore your color eccentricities? Are you going to live in the house forever or do you plan on selling in the near future? In the latter case, you would be advised not to go overboard with the colors; potential buyers may not have the same taste and may be put off from buying.

Here are some commonly followed color schemes:

  • A monochromatic color scheme. Here you use the same color together with its tints and shades.
  • An analogous color scheme. This scheme is made up of colors lying next to each other on the color wheel.
  • A complementary color scheme. This scheme is made up of colors lying directly opposite to each other on the color wheel.

You can get more creative ideas for your interior color schemes from:

  • Fabric Designs.
  • Photographs.
  • Paintings.
  • Nature.
  • Other home interiors.
  • Magazine layouts.
  • Floral Arrangements.
  • Pottery.
  • Stones and Rocks.
  • Crayons.
  • Bird Feathers
  • Animal Fur

In the Kitchen: 

The use of decorative knobs from All That Glass Cabinet Knobs can really liven up your kitchen cabinets.  From the wild to the sublime, the glass knobs will add sparkle and beauty to any interior. Created with the same glass used in Pyrex bake ware, our knobs offer beauty and durability. All That Glass Cabinet Knobs are not just another ornament on the shelf, but useful beauty that you will touch and use every day.

Cobalt Glass Cabinet Knob

Allegre Collection Cobalt Glass Knob

In the Bathroom:

You can add colorful knobs to your bathroom cabinets as well! Hand blown glass knobs are the most creative interior accents for any of your cabinet or drawer hardware needs. From the wild to the sublime, the glass knobs will add sparkle and beauty to any interior.  Adagio Art Glass is owned by internationally acclaimed glass artist Mary Barron and her husband, Rick Barron. Mary’s glass art has been displayed at numerous invitational and juried shows and is featured in private and commercial collections in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Coastal Colors Collection

Coastal Colors Collection

In your Living Room:

Why not dress up those living room draperies? Susan Goldstick Knobs can help! Interior designers, kitchen planners, cabinet makers and absolutely anyone who enjoys beautiful things, are among the many whom have discovered the challenge and the magic of decorating with the knobs. The collection has now grown to include more than 100 different styles in an endless array of color possibilities from their special color palette.

Banister Ball or Finial -HangUp Congo Lt

Banister Ball or Finial -HangUp Congo Lt

The most important thing when choosing the use of color in any room is making sure you love it! 

It expresses who you are so use some color and have some fun!

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Bollywood Raspberry Beaded Knob

Atlas Homewares

Knobs, Hinges, & More is proud to carry Atlas Homewares which carries decorative hardware including cabinet hardware, house numbers, bath ensembles, door knockers and doorbells.

Your cabinet hardware is just the “bling” to take your kitchen design from “blah” to “bravo!” As you’d accessorize an outfit, dressing your cabinets with this glam collection of cabinet hardware designs by Atlas Homewares completes the look in your space. The Bollywood Beauties collection of beaded knobs comes in a range of trendy hues that’ll dress up those boring cabinet fronts. Choose from glittering Raspberry, Blue, Green, Aqua, Bronze, Umber and Blank & White, available in sizes small and large. Or get your glam on with the Tangeres collection of glass knobs and pulls. This luxurious line of statement hardware doesn’t blend into the background! The collection comes in Ruby, Crystal, Emerald and Sapphire, and is finished with dramatic metal detail that turns each piece into an exotic work of art. 

Atlas Homewares are made from quality metals.  The actual metal type depends on the finish you order.  Atlas Homewares does not use metal substitues which will eventually show wear and deteriorate.

Atlas Homewares has been in business for many years and is located in California.

Tangeres Drawer Pull

Tangeres Drawer Pull

Knobs, Hinges, and More 
also offers a wide variety of outstanding home decorating
and maintenance products 

 

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Knobs, Hinges &  More is proud to carry Anne at Home cabinet knobs.   

Anne at Home offers a wide variety of finishes and designs that allow you to express your personal style and taste. Their pewter hardware offerings include cabinet knobs and pulls, hooks, vanity top accessories, and bath hardware. Anne At Home uses a two part catalyzed finishing process for all pewter cabinet hardware, pewter bath hardware, and vanity top accessories.  These finishes have the following properties:   

  • Excellent hardness and impact resistance
  • Mar and abrasion protection
  • Chemical and water imperviousness
  • Freedom from lead and chromate hazard
  • Non reactivity to ultra violet light and to oils
  • Protection from oxidation
  • Excellent color retention, durability, scratch resistance, and elimination of darkening over time

Pinecone Cabinet Knob

All finishes are hand applied, many finishes such as rubbed bronze, weathered white, iron red, antique gold, and all of the color washes are also hand rubbed.   

Single Bow Loop Cabinet Knob

Anne At Home offers a wide variety of finishes and designs that allow you to express your personal style and taste. They offer over 800 pewter hardware items; in 38 finishes at no extra charge. Their pewter hardware offerings include cabinet knobs and pulls, hooks, vanity top accessories, and bath hardware.   

When making pewter items at their production plant in Providence, RI, they still use the same manufacturing techniques used in making fine jewelry. Anne at Home’s designers and quality control staff oversee each step of the production process; hand finishing each production and model mold to meet our standards. They supervise the hand application, polishing, and lacquering of each piece.   

Color is the most prevailing element in decorating. Look to match our bath and cabinet hardware with faucets, tiles, fabrics, flooring, and furniture.   

Look to match Anne At Home bath and cabinet hardware with faucets, tiles, fabrics, flooring, and furniture from Knobs Hinges & More

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Do your draperies need a new look but you’re finding it hard to spend the money to replace them? I have a solution that will freshen up your room for a fraction of the cost of buying new draperies.

Curtain hardware has come a long way from the time when one had no option but to stick with boring white curtain rods. Today there are so many options in the curtain hardware industry that can dress up any room. An array of beautified curtain rings, interesting curtain rods and curtain poles can be incorporated to make your window look exceptionally elite and stylish. You can now find drapery rods, curtain rods, curtain finials, curtain hooks, rings, and tiebacks in a mind-boggling assortment of designs in iron, wood, stainless steel, decorative ceramic, wrought iron, painted or not.

Here are some tips in choosing the right type of hardware for your home:

• Make sure that before buying you ordinate all the drapery material, drapery hardware, and fabrics to ensure that they look good together. Select thin, light rods for sheer drapery panels. For heavier draperies, find a rod with a larger diameter and choose a bold curtain finial.

• Make up your mind regarding the curtain rods as to whether you want them to be the prominent decorative element or if you want it to be hidden behind the draperies.

• The size of the room will decide the size of the drapery rod and curtain hardware accessories. Select wide diameter poles, rods, and rings for large room and vice versa.

• Before buying the panels, decide upon whether your draperies remain open most of the time or will they be opened and closed daily. Choose panels that can hang from the sides and can be arranged on a basic or decorative pole. To move the panels open and closed, you’ll need a draw cord system or clip-on or sew-on decorative rings.

• Longer fabric lines will add height to a room. For this install drapery hardware well above the window frame, or even up along the ceiling line.

Keep these valuable tips and guidelines in your mind the next time you go shopping for your curtain hardware. You can look at choosing drapery hardware as just another fun part of creating your own look in your home. Every element will enhance the space and reflect your taste.

At Knobs, Hinges & More, we have several manufacturers that can give you ideas to suit any type of drapery update you’d like to invest in. Te-Ma Cabinet Knobs, Dimestore CowboySusan Goldstick Knobs & Timber Bronze are the manufacturers that we work with.

For more information please contact Knobs, Hinges & More.

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